This is the question answered by Joel and Lisa Schmidt at the Catholic Stand. It’s a short post, and I thought it was very interesting, because they focused solely on the meaning of marriage as taught by Christ and the Church. It’s the first time I’ve seen someone do this. There’s almost always a strong emphasis on practical matters–handling money, for instance–and reading this post made me realize that although every issue relates back to faith, the central issues are the ones Joel and Lisa outline. There are tons of resources available to couples to help them figure out finances, parenting philosophies, and so on. But no one but the Church can give couples what they need about in God’s plan.
Well worth reading– click through to read it!